November is the month of Remembrance and NOVO Dental Centre would like to honour those families that have experienced loss or who would like to remember someone special. Canadians recognize Remembrance Day, originally called Armistice Day, at the “11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month”. It marks the end of hostilities during the First World War and has become an opportunity to recall all those who have served in the nation’s defense.  It remains a day to honour the fallen and to remember the horror of war and to embrace peace.

Flowers, particularly the Poppy, have become a symbol of Remembrance. The remembrance poppy was inspired by the World War I poem “In Flanders Fields”. Its opening lines refer to the many poppies that were the first flowers to grow in the churned-up earth of soldiers’ graves in Flanders, a region of Belgium. Much like the poppy, the Forget-me-not emerged first as a symbol of respect and later became a source of revenue for wounded Veterans.

Tulips are symbolic of gratitude – These beautiful flowers serve as a symbol of the unique friendship that blossomed between the people of Canada and the Netherlands during the Second World War.

Daisy is a symbol of hope and resistance – During the Second World War occupation of her country, Her Royal Highness Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands sought refuge in the United Kingdom. The daisy held special significance for her as it had been blooming in Holland when the country was invaded.

Laurel is a symbol of victory – the foliage of bay laurel trees has been a symbol of both victory and death. That is why wreaths are laid at commemorative ceremonies around the world.

Maple Leaf is symbolic of patriotism – On February 15, 1965, the red maple leaf flag was inaugurated as the national flag of Canada. Ever since, it has stood as a symbol of pride and patriotism for Canadians everywhere.

What better way to honour Remembrance Day than the gift of flowers!! Marilyn won a beautiful bouquet of flowers for herself and a $50 Gift card from “She’s My Florist” to remember someone special.

She’s My Florist opened its doors in Abbotsford May 2010 and moved to a bigger location in 2012. It’s owned and operated by Colette Pilgrim who has more than 15 years’ experience in the floral industry. Colette’s experience includes wholesale purchasing and production of consumer bouquets and special events.

Colette’s specialty is wedding flowers and bridal arrangements. Her knowledge and experience have earned a great reputation amongst brides and wedding planners for her awesome designs.

When you visit her store you will be greeted by Colette’s lovely smile and distinctive Newfoundland accent and perhaps an east coast jig!

They have a great team of designers, full of fun and energy who make beautiful bouquets and arrangements for the store.

Whether you need florals for a wedding, special event, funeral, gift or want to decorate your home, visit “She’s My Florist”, in Abbotsford and you will surely be amazed!

She’s My Florist is located at suite #1 – 32700 George Ferguson Way.